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adolescentnoun [C]

uk   /ˌæd.əˈles.ənt/  us   /ˌæd.əˈles.ənt/

adolescentadjective

uk   /ˌæd.əˈles.ənt/  us   /ˌæd.əˈles.ənt/
being or relating to an adolescent: an adolescent boy adolescent concerns/traumas/problems
used to describe an adult or an adult's behaviour that is silly and like a child's: adolescent humour/behaviour

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(Definition of adolescent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adolescent" in American English

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adolescentadjective

 us   /ˌæd·əlˈes·ənt/
between the ages of a child and an adult: The two adolescent boys made their mother very tired.
If you describe an adult as adolescent, you mean that the person is behaving in a silly way.
adolescence
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌæd·əlˈes·əns/
[C] He had an unhappy adolescence.
adolescent
noun [C]  us   /ˌæd·əlˈes·ənt/
I teach in a middle school, because I like young adolescents.
(Definition of adolescent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adolescent”
in Korean 청소년…
in Arabic مُراهِق…
in Malaysian remaja…
in French adolescent…
in Russian подросток…
in Chinese (Traditional) 青少年…
in Italian adolescente…
in Turkish ergen, genç, buluğ çağına ermiş kişi…
in Polish nastolat-ek/ka…
in Spanish adolescente…
in Vietnamese vị thành niên…
in Portuguese adolescente…
in Thai ซึ่งยังเยาว์วัย…
in German jugendlich…
in Catalan adolescent…
in Japanese 青年, 若者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 青少年…
in Indonesian remaja…
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